I get the worst 'brain fog' in the world. Sometimes, my mind just won't co-operate with the rest of me! I get it both from the medication and from simply being in pain. I could possibly call it 'pain fog'!
I used to really struggle to swallow pills. I remember my nan trying to get me to take a cod liver oil capsule when I was about 12 or 13; it simply would not go down. When I had a chest infection when I was 20, I had to take the child friendly liquid antibiotics instead of tablet antibiotics, because I said I couldn't manage to swallow a tablet. I had to take disolveable aspirin if I ever needed one, in orange cordial (and I don't like fizzy drinks, so those were awful!)
On a Sunday evening, instead of taking my normal 40mg dose of the medication, I took 20mg. I took my normal dose of pregabalin and then waited to fall asleep.. and the sleep never came!
So, before I start the dreadful task of coming off my medication again, here are my top tips from the last time (that I absolutely must not forget) for anyone else who is deciding to brave the pain too..